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  1. Major League Baseball announces nominees for the Clemente Award

    Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?

  2. Back injury sends Jason Motte to the disabled list again

    Aug 8, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jason Motte

    Motte has looked nothing like his former dominant self after missing all of last season, striking out just 16 batters in 22 innings while serving up seven homers on the way to a 4.91 ERA.

  3. Jason Motte is ready to rejoin the Cardinals after Tommy John surgery

    May 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jason Motte

    Jason Motte’s comeback from Tommy John surgery is nearly complete, as the one-time Cardinals closer is finished with his minor-league rehab assignment and scheduled to rejoin the active roster Tuesday.

  4. Jason Motte delivers a scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance at AAA Memphis

    May 13, 2014, 7:04 PM EDT

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    Jason Motte — who needed Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last spring and had to miss the entire 2013 season — is very close to rejoining the Cardinals’ bullpen.

  5. Jaime Garcia, Jason Motte nearing rehab games

    Apr 29, 2014, 11:08 PM EDT

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    The Cardinals announced Tuesday night, tweets Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that injured pitchers Jaime Garcia and Jason Motte have been cleared to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend with Double-A Springfield.

  6. Jason Motte faces hitters for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Mar 15, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    Jason Motte Getty

    Jason Motte isn’t expected to join the Cardinals bullpen until May, but he took an important step yesterday in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the bearded reliever faced live hitters for the first time in a year. Motte threw about 20 pitches to a…

  7. Jason Motte doesn’t expect to be ready for the season

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jason Motte

    Jason Motte is coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, but the former Cardinals closer said yesterday that he doesn’t expect to be healthy in time for Opening Day. Motte told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch that being game ready by then would be “a push” in part because of some recent…

  8. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  9. Jason Motte hoping to be ready for game action in March

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

    Jason Motte,Yadier Molina

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch has a lengthy article updating the status of Jason Motte, who’s recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery last May. In his absence Trevor Rosenthal has taken over as the Cardinals’ closer after Motte saved a league-leading 42 games in 2012, so whenever he does return it’ll be…

  10. Cardinals will be back … and often

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

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    It’s going to be a somber plane ride back to St. Louis for the Cardinals following Wednesday night’s World Series ouster at Fenway Park, but these birds will be playing on big stages for years and years to come. There may not be a team in baseball that is better-poised for an extended run of…

  11. Cardinals’ injuries taking a toll with elimination near

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau, Matt Adams

    In some ways, the Cardinals are better off than most. They don’t lose much at first base with Matt Adams filling in for Allen Craig, and they’re still fine in the ninth since Trevor Rosenthal replaced the sore-shouldered Edward Mujica in the closer’s role. But the truth is that both injuries played huge roles in…

  12. Cardinals trade Mitchell Boggs to the Rockies

    Jul 9, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT

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    Mitchell Boggs was one of the best setup men in baseball last season and got the first crack at closer this year in St. Louis after Jason Motte underwent Tommy John surgery. But he allowed 21 hits and 20 runs in 14 2/3 innings and has now been traded to the Rockies for international signing…

  13. John Gast exits early with shoulder injury

    May 25, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cardinals starter John Gast exited today’s start against the Dodgers after recording just three outs. Gast walked Scott Van Slyke on five pitches to lead off the second inning before being taken out of the game with shoulder tightness, tweets Jenifer Langosch. This was the third start of the 24-year-old’s young career. He had allowed…

  14. Mitchell Boggs is getting back on track at Triple-A

    May 15, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

    Mitchell Boggs

    Mitchell Boggs flopped as St. Louis’ fill-in closer when Jason Motte went down and then continued struggling in a setup role before the Cardinals demoted him to Triple-A with a 12.66 ERA and 12 walks in 11 innings. It was a shocking turn of events for a 29-year-old who posted a 3.08 ERA during the…

  15. Shelby Miller dominates the Rockies in one-hit shutout

    May 10, 2013, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Cardinals starter Shelby Miller completely outclassed the Rockies’ offense tonight, throwing a one-hit shutout at Busch Stadium. The Rockies entered the night with the National League’s best offense, averaging five runs per game, but after a lead-off single by Eric Young in the first inning, they couldn’t muster any semblance of a threat as the…

  16. Chris Carpenter feels good after 75-pitch bullpen session

    May 10, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    chris carpenter getty

    Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter tossed a 75-pitch bullpen this afternoon and came away feeling “strong”. The right-hander missed most of the 2012 season after undergoing surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder and was expected to miss all of 2013 with shoulder, neck, and arm issues. GM John Mozeliak told the media recently,…

  17. Chris Carpenter could return as a reliever

    May 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Chris Carpenter

    The Cardinals’ starting rotation is doing quite well thus far, leading baseball with an aggregate 2.07 ERA. Their bullpen, on the other hand, brings up the rear at 5.67. They have lost Jason Motte for the season as the right-hander will undergo Tommy John surgery. Mitchell Boggs‘ stint at closer was short-lived as his 12.66…

  18. Cardinals closer Jason Motte needs Tommy John surgery

    May 3, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jason Motte

    Jason Motte gave his elbow injury some time to see if he could avoid going under the knife, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the Cardinals closer will have Tommy John surgery. That means Motte will miss the remainder of this season and will likely be out for at least…

  19. Cardinals demote Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A, call up prospect Carlos Martinez

    May 3, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Mitchell Boggs

    Mitchell Boggs has gone from taking over for Jason Motte as the Cardinals’ fill-in closer to being demoted to Triple-A. The final straw came last night, as Boggs walked the only two batters he faced to give him more walks (12) than strikeouts (10) and 31 total baserunners allowed in 10.2 innings overall this season.…

  20. Jason Motte “felt good” after throwing from 60 feet

    Apr 29, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jason Motte

    Jason Motte played catch twice over the weekend, throwing from 60 feet on flat ground, and afterward the rehabbing Cardinals closer told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com that he “felt good.” Motte and the Cardinals are trying to determine if he can avoid surgery to repair a torn elbow ligament. Previously the stated plan was to…

  21. Edward Mujica may be closing for the Cardinals

    Apr 15, 2013, 9:57 AM EDT

    Edward Mujica

    With Jason Motte out, and Mitchell Boggs and Trevor Rosenthal struggling, who is closing for the Cardinals? Todd Worrell? Jeff Lahti? Nope: Derrick Goold reports that Edward Mujica may get the job next: Pitching coach Derek Lilliquist said the team has “flexibility in whatever we want to do” when it comes to rearranging late-game roles. Matheny…

  22. Things aren’t looking good for Cardinals closer Jason Motte

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Jason Motte

    When Cardinals closer Jason Motte went down late last month after a poor spring, the team termed his injury a “mild strain” in his right elbow. Following a followup MRI on Tuesday, things sound much more ominous: #cardinals closer Jason Motte has been prescribed rest. Deadline of May 1. If he cannot advance he’ll have…

  23. Jason Motte set for follow-up MRI on elbow Tuesday

    Apr 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

    Jason Motte Getty

    Jason Motte was forced to begin the season on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, but he’s hoping to close games for the Cardinals again soon. Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that Motte is scheduled to visit Dr. George Paletta tomorrow for a follow-up MRI on his elbow. While he has been limited…

  24. Diamondbacks top Cardinals in 16-inning marathon

    Apr 4, 2013, 3:27 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Arizona Diamondbacks

    No one told Josh Collmenter and Mitchell Boggs that it’s too early in the season for games to be lasting past 3 a.m. It took nearly 5 1/2 hours, but the Diamondbacks edged the Cardinals 10-9 in 16 innings Wednesday to claim two out of three in the opening series in Arizona. Cliff Pennington singled…

  25. Handicapping the NL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    The AL had an historic Rookie of the Year class last year, but this year, the NL appears to have the stronger group of the two leagues. The one issue: a lot of these talents are likely to have to wait until June or July for their opportunities, if they come this year at all.…

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